Bob Luther Emerging Leader Travel Scholarship

Bob Luther

"I want to be more involved in leadership development. I'd like to identify, guide and support those individuals who can contribute to the board of directors, and ultimately the future of the RBMA and the profession itself."
–Bob Luther, 2001 

Bob Luther was a long-time member of RBMA for 24 years and president from 1998 to 1999. He had an extensive record of volunteerism with RBMA serving on several committees and liaison positions. His commitment to the organization led to his election to the RBMA Board of Directors which culminated ultimately in him becoming president. During his time in leadership, he provided a steady hand during times of organizational change and helped implement a multi-year plan of initiatives for the association. For many years, Bob served as RBMA’s liaison to the American College of Radiology, where he promoted better relations between the organizations that still pay dividends to the radiology profession to this day. He is remembered as a man of honor and quiet humor. Bob passed away in December 2006.
The Bob Luther Emerging Leader Travel Scholarship was created to give RBMA members who are first time practice managers or those interested in becoming a practice manager a chance to experience the value of RBMA. The scholarship recipient will be awarded the opportunity to attend the an RBMA National meeting.

Scholarship Requirements

Eligibility: RBMA members who are first-time practice managers or interested in becoming practice managers.

Completed applications must include:
1. Online Application - click here
2. Resume or Curriculum Vitae - email to
3. One Letter of Reference - email to

The RBMA Membership Committee reserves the right to request additional letters of reference or conduct interviews in the event more information is required to select a candidate. 

Deadline: All 2018 Scholarships have been awarded.  Three scholarships will be given in 2019 and applications are currently open. The first deadline is October 31, 2018.

Award: Complimentary registration to a 2019 RBMA National meeting and up to $1,000 for reasonable travel expenses.

Commitment: The recipient will provide an article or interview in the RBMA Bulletin on lessons learned after attending the conference.

At our 50th Anniversary Gala, held at PaRADigm 2018, $5,475 was raised for the Bob Luther Scholarship Fund as part of our Silent Auction. These funds will enable RBMA to award three scholarships in 2019!

Past Recipients 

2018 Tawana Haynes - Radiology Associates of Hartford, Hartford, Conn.
          Alex George - Health Images at Denver West, Colorado Springs, Colo.

2017 Allison Dano - Sheridan Health, St. Petersburg, Fla.
          William Hauber - Radiology Group, PC, SC, Davenport, Iowa

2016 Kyle Young - Big Sky Diagnostic Imaging of Billings, Billings, Mont.
          Kerri Spadaccia - Progressive Physician Associates, Bethlehem, Pa.

2015 Jammia Shea - Medical Center Radiologists, Inc.,Virginia Beach

2014 Sarah Chester - East Georgia Radiology

2013 Terri Bice - Radiology & Interventional Associates of Metairie

2012 Layne Mitchell - Georgia Health Sciences University

2011 Connie Brown - Banner Health, North Colorado Medical Center
           Kassie Hoglund - Radiological Associates of Sacramento

2010 Heather Flannigan - Arcadia Radiology Medical Group
            Brandi Osborne - Valley Regional Imaging

2009 Linda Masin - Eastern Radiological Associates

2008 Jennifer Wenning - Medical Imaging Physicians, Inc.

2007 Barbara Cooley - Early Detection Imaging

Through a gracious donation from the Bob Luther Family, RBMA was able to award two scholarships in 2010 and 2011.
Through a gracious donation from the RBMA Aloha Chapter, RBMA awarded two scholarships in 2016, 2017 and 2018.